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Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum

Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum, also called the White-eared Opossum is an opossum species from South America. It is a species restricted only to moist forests.

Just like any other member of the genus, the Bare-tailed Woolly opossum is a strongly tree living species of marsupial, differing from other opossums for having a smaller litter size. It feeds on fruits, nectar, invertebrates and small vertebrates.

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by L. K. Gordon. ©Smithsonian Institution, 1997

Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum